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Dubai’s all-terrain police car

Land Rover

Spectacular Aerial Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall

Approximately 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa lies an island nation known as Mauritius that gives off the illusion of an underwater waterfall at the southwestern tip of the island. The visually deceiving impression, created in the water due to the runoff of sand and silt deposits, is …

Google Maps

Aaron Robinson: Lose A Couple Of Wheels and Things Quickly Get Interesting

A car guy tests Ducati's 1199 Panigale in Italy.<p>I shall assume that you know nothing about motorcycles. That’s because people rabid for bikes seem not to take much notice of cars, except when one is bearing down on them. It’s a church-and-state thing. Bikers think we’re crazy for sealing ourselves …

Motorcycles

18 Everyday Products You've Been Using Wrong

Your life has been a lie.

“The Shazam for Wine” Lets You Buy Vino By Snapping Its Label

As is often the case with alcohol, a wine you enjoy today might not be remembered tomorrow. Considered the Shazam for wine, Drync launched Tuesday with a wine discovery and e-commerce app that lets users buy vino by snapping a photo of the label or searching by name.<p>“Amazon has trained us to …

Wine

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder: Production Spec Finally Revealed

Porsche's new production supercar, by the numbers.<p>It’s easy to argue that some of the most impressive numbers in automobiledom belong to Porsche. Our first drive of a prototype 918 Spyder a few months back confirmed that. Despite its recent penchant for using actual names for its vehicles, just say …

Supercars

New Cars, Used Cars for Sale, Car Reviews and News

Don't miss the cool interior.<p>The defending champs bill it as the fastest Mercedes F1 car ever<p>Fully loaded, you're looking at $28,310.<p>We can't say we're surprised.<p>He'll also be the Ford Group vice president.<p>Smart charging is key as UPS hopes to replace 35,000 delivery vehicles<p>No more ugly tags and …

Grand Canyon Stunts Over the Years

A pilot, a motorcyclist, a skateboarder, a jetman have all braved it.<p><b>On Sunday, Nik Wallenda is scheduled to walk across a tightrope stretched over the Grand Canyon, 1,500 feet above the ground without nets, harnesses, or tethers. The Discovery Channel will air his aerial stroll along a rope the</b> …

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

More athleticism, more luxury.<p>The original 2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport was a triumph of chassis tuning over weight, achieving admirable back-road composure despite its nearly three-ton bulk. It was never quite as athletic as a BMW X5 M or Porsche Cayenne, but that didn’t seem to matter much. …

Stuff We Drove in the Office: Rokon Trail-Breaker 2WD Motorcycle – Feature

It’s not just a wheel if it can also hold 4.5 gallons of liquid.<p>The Rokon Trail-breaker is a lightweight, balloon-tired, two-wheel-drive motorcycle designed to go anywhere. New Hampshire-based Rokon calls itself America’s second-oldest motorcycle manufacturer (behind that Milwaukee outfit), and the …

Roads

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian ‘planning September wedding in Paris after he finally pops the question’

Kim Kardashian is set to turn the blushing bride this September after Kanye West popped the question to her days after she gave birth to their first …

Chrysler Reportedly Prepping Supercharged Hemi for Next-Gen Challenger and Barracuda

Reports suggest that Dodge will insert a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 into the next-generation Challenger SRT8.<p>Dodge and SRT fans who have been grinding their teeth over the lack of a weapon to fight off the likes of Ford’s Mustang Shelby GT500 or Chevy’s Camaro ZL1 can breathe a little easier. …

Sports Cars

2000–03 BMW M5 Buyer's Guide – Feature

When it was unleashed upon the world, the $73,874 V-8–powered 2000 BMW M5 was immediately and universally hailed as the apex of  the 1997–2003 E39 BMW 5-series. This M5 instantly won our hearts and endures as a <i>Car and Driver</i> favorite, even after a V-10–equipped M5 replaced it. Depreciation has put …

BMW

Roush Mustang Configurator Goes Live

The 2014 Mustang is barely out of the corral but Jack Roush and the folks at Roush Performance already have their 2014 Mustang Configurator open for business. As in recent years, there are three packages for the Mustang GT (a multiple winner of our 10Best award) and one for the Mustang V-6. Before …

Aaron Robinson: Occupied Moab Surrenders to the Wrangler

Moab during Easter Jeep week is the Wrangler's Wailing Wall, the core of its religion.<p>Among the unexpected things that Jay Harvey Robinson did during his life was buy an army-green 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 out of the newspaper for $1500. He said he thought it would be “kinda fun.” In fact, it …

Off-roading

Land Rover to Bring Diesel-Hybrid Range Rover to U.S., Report Says

There’s nothing particuarly new about Land Rover’s development of diesel-hybrid powertrains. The brand’s first foray into the technology was revealed back in 2006, when the Land_e diesel-hybrid concept made its debut. Our first look at the Evoque, the LRX concept from the 2008 Detroit auto show, …

Land Rover

Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6

Out with the camels, in with the über-G.<p>In the Middle East, only tourists ride on camels. Nowadays, oil-rich Arabian natives are more focused on jets and cars. Or, more accurately, Gulfstreams and huge SUVs. The garages of cashed-up kingpins house entire car collections, especially in the absurdly …

United Arab Emirates

Gran + M = Pricey M6: 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe Priced from $115,225

What did you expect? Just as is the case with the regular BMW 6-series Gran Coupe, the hotter, new-for-2014 M6 Gran Coupe is quite handsomely more expensive than its two-door M6 counterpart, as well as a comparable 5-series. That’s not to say that the M6 Gran Coupe, which BMW has released full …

Automotive Design

River Boat Concept by Heatherwick Studio

<b>River boat concept</b> was designed as part of “Estuaire” project to bring work of art along the banks of the River Loire, France. This boat concept has …

Functional Pinpress Shelving That Looks Like No Other

Storage furniture becomes more and more creative, it seems like a contest between the designers. But these shelves are so extremely unusual that I …

Blu Homes To Unveil First Prefab Home Model in Los Angeles - Dwell

Blu Homes, a leader in green prefabricated homes and an exhibiting sponsor at Dwell on Design, announced today that the company will unveil its first model home in the Los Angeles area later this year. Like all Blu Homes, the model is LEED Silver certifiable and solar-ready, but this particular …

Prefab Homes